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stamp tax

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  1. a tax whose revenue is derived from the sale of stamps that are required to be affixed to certain retail merchandise and legal documents.

Origin of stamp tax

First recorded in 1815–25
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Historical Examples

  • He decreed a stamp-tax, and the equal distribution of the land-tax.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte

    William Milligan Sloane

  • He hasn't made a trade to-tay unt yet he sticks like a stamp-tax.

    Friday, the Thirteenth

    Thomas W. Lawson

  • The stamp-tax would in no way have affected the poorer classes in the colonies.

  • And finally and most important, a stamp-tax, the easiest to collect, was laid on business and legal formalities of all kinds.

  • A Congress, composed of deputies from each State, met, and it was unanimously resolved that the stamp-tax should not be paid.